Monday, 14 September 2020

Where White People Are Scarier Than Monsters: The Hidden Black History of Lovecraft Country

quote [ On Sept. 16, 1968, 51 years before HBO aired the first episode of its groundbreaking horror series, Carol Jenkins found herself in Lovecraft Country. ]

Disappointed to find that it wasn't a show about the Lovecraft adult store, but it's still a pretty good show.
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[by steele]
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steele said @ 5:17pm GMT on 15th September


The “N” badges for Negro workers used at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, have been made standard by the Navy Department, according to a letter to the N.A.A.C.P., from Ralph A. Bard, assistant secretary of the Navy.

Bard said that the badge was developed for emergency use at a West Coast Yard and that by instructions of the Navy department was made standard “some six months ago.” He asserted that the letters W (for white) and N (for Negro) are inconspicuous and cannot be construed to be discriminatory.

Bard claimed: “Letters to designate the race of the individuals concerned … are not merely restricted to the white and colored races, but many others.”

The N.A.A.C.P. replied on Friday, October 31. “The question is not,” it said, “whether the designation is 'discriminatory or not. It is humiliating, insulting, and unnecessary. It offers a gratuitous affront to Negro American citizens by labeling them (as though a man with colored skin needed to be labeled) in much of the same manner as the labels used by the Nazis to designate Jews from so-called Aryans in Germany.”

In reply to the Navy’s statement that “many others” are labeled according to race, the N.A.A.C.P. asked, What others?

The Association also pointed out that the Navy has gone far afield in this manner, and reminded Bard that private industries employing both colored and white workers have not found it necessary to use any such designation on badges.


Unrelated, just something interesting I ran across.


steele said @ 5:31pm GMT on 15th September


The “N” badges for Negro workers used at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, have been made standard by the Navy Department, according to a letter to the N.A.A.C.P., from Ralph A. Bard, assistant secretary of the Navy.

Bard said that the badge was developed for emergency use at a West Coast Yard and that by instructions of the Navy department was made standard “some six months ago.” He asserted that the letters W (for white) and N (for Negro) are inconspicuous and cannot be construed to be discriminatory.

Bard claimed: “Letters to designate the race of the individuals concerned … are not merely restricted to the white and colored races, but many others.”

The N.A.A.C.P. replied on Friday, October 31. “The question is not,” it said, “whether the designation is 'discriminatory or not. It is humiliating, insulting, and unnecessary. It offers a gratuitous affront to Negro American citizens by labeling them (as though a man with colored skin needed to be labeled) in much of the same manner as the labels used by the Nazis to designate Jews from so-called Aryans in Germany.”

In reply to the Navy’s statement that “many others” are labeled according to race, the N.A.A.C.P. asked, What others?

The Association also pointed out that the Navy has gone far afield in this manner, and reminded Bard that private industries employing both colored and white workers have not found it necessary to use any such designation on badges.

-New York Age issue date Saturday, November 8, 1941 page 1 article title “Navy Insists On ‘N’ Badges For Negros”

Unrelated, just something interesting I ran across.



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steele said @ 5:17pm GMT on 15th September


The “N” badges for Negro workers used at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, have been made standard by the Navy Department, according to a letter to the N.A.A.C.P., from Ralph A. Bard, assistant secretary of the Navy.

Bard said that the badge was developed for emergency use at a West Coast Yard and that by instructions of the Navy department was made standard “some six months ago.” He asserted that the letters W (for white) and N (for Negro) are inconspicuous and cannot be construed to be discriminatory.

Bard claimed: “Letters to designate the race of the individuals concerned … are not merely restricted to the white and colored races, but many others.”

The N.A.A.C.P. replied on Friday, October 31. “The question is not,” it said, “whether the designation is 'discriminatory or not. It is humiliating, insulting, and unnecessary. It offers a gratuitous affront to Negro American citizens by labeling them (as though a man with colored skin needed to be labeled) in much of the same manner as the labels used by the Nazis to designate Jews from so-called Aryans in Germany.”

In reply to the Navy’s statement that “many others” are labeled according to race, the N.A.A.C.P. asked, What others?

The Association also pointed out that the Navy has gone far afield in this manner, and reminded Bard that private industries employing both colored and white workers have not found it necessary to use any such designation on badges.

-New York Age issue date Saturday, November 8, 1941 page 1 article title “Navy Insists On ‘N’ Badges For Negros”

Unrelated, just something interesting I ran across.




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